Minimum requirements checklist for integrating gender equality in the implementation of the UN Framework for the Socioeconomic Response to COVID-19

The UN Secretary General’s “A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19” (the UN framework) serves as the basis for the United Nations’ urgent socioeconomic support to countries in the face of COVID-19, putting into practice the UN Secretary-General’s report “Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19”.

This checklist provides minimum requirements for the integration of gender equality in the implementation of the UN framework, for immediate health system and socioeconomic support in response to COVID-19. The primary audience for this checklist is UN Country Teams (UNCTs) engaged in socioeconomic assessment, design, implementation, and monitoring of technical support, operations, and programming for COVID-19 responses.

The checklist is intended to provide UNCTs that are undertaking gender/intersectional analyses and/or members of the Gender Theme Groups (GTGs) in UNCTs with guidance on the minimum requirements to effectively integrate gender equality in UNCT COVID-19 recovery and socioeconomic response plans. This checklist is not a stand-alone guide but should be used in conjunction with the UN framework.

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